The Glendronach distillery in the Deveron area of Speyside was founded in 1826 by a partnership headed by one James Allardes (Allardyce), named the Glendronach Distillery Co. Just one decade later Glendronach was destroyed by a fire; a fate that was not that unusual for distilleries at the time.
After the disaster several people from the whisky industry became involved, including Walter Scott (from Teaninich), Alexander Ross and Captain Charles Grant (younger son of William Grant of Glenfiddich). Glendronach distillery remained under control of that branch of the Grant family until 1960.
In 1960 George Grey Grant sold the Glendronach distillery to William Teacher & Sons Ltd. (Teacher's became part of Allied in 1976 - in 2005 Pernod Ricard acquired Allied Domecq.) In 1966 and '67 the number of stills was extended from two to four, all coal fired until the moment I write this. In fact, together with Glenfarclas and Springbank it was one of the last coal fired distilleries that were still running in 2005. Quite amazing, if you think about it.
Glendronach Reserve 12 Years
Glendronach 12yo 'Traditional'. This version is matured in both Sherry and Pedro ximenez casks.
| Brand||THE GLENDRONACH ORIGINAL|
| Size||70 CL|
| Region Produced in||Aberdeenshire|
| Type||Single Malt|
| Cask||Spanish ex-Oloroso casks, Spanish ex-Pedro Ximenez casks|
| Alcohol Content||43%|
| Reserve||12 Years|
| Tasting Notes||Appearance: Deep amber-red gold|
Nose: Sweet, creamy vanilla, with hints of ginger. Autumn fruits.
Palate: Rich, creamy, silky-smooth. Warm, rich oak and sherry sweetness, full mouth feel, raisins, soft fruits. Spicy with medium length and a dry finish.
Finish: Long, full and firm, slightly nutty.
| Awards||International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC): Gold|
| Product Dimensions||30.5 x 8.5 x 8.5 cm|
| Storage Instructions||Storage away from direct light in a cool and dry place|
| Manufacturer/Producer||The Glendronach Distillery CoLimited|
| Country Produced in||Scotland|
| 1 Liter Proportion EUR||64.21|